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Friday, December 9

Win Tix: AIDS Icon Cleve Jones: A Life In Activism | JCCSF
Friday, December 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | JCCSF Jewish Community Center
Cleve Jones conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become the world’s largest piece of community folk art. He also co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in ...
Yeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland
Friday, December 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Haddon Hill Cafe
Yeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland

Every second Friday of the month, Aviva Siegel and Walker Glenn present “Yeti”, a free stand-up comedy show at your favorite cozy cafe by the lake, Haddon Hill. “Yeti” always brings you the best comics from the bay area and beyond. They’re bringing booze for ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Win Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s Holiday Burlesque Spectacular | DNA Lounge
Friday, December 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | DNA Lounge
If you want some Hubba Hubba in your ho ho ho, head on down to the DNA Lounge for Hubba Hubba Revue’s Holiday Burlesque Spectacular. > Get Tickets – $15.00 Featuring special guests Lou-Leigh Blue, Roxy Stardust, Eva Mae Garnet and Whiskey N. Ginger, The Wily Minxes, The ...

Saturday, December 10

Holiday Hayrides, Hula Dancing, Santa & Carolers | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
Holiday Hayrides, Hula Dancing, Santa & Carolers | Noe Valley
Festivities on December 19, 2016: 9 – 10:45am: Live music from Lunarville 11 – 12:45am: Live music from District 8 11-2 pm: Santa will usher in the season with Rudolph and treats for all –  Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th Street 11 am-2 pm: Holiday Hay Ride. Pick up and drop off at ...
2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Dancers & Hackers with RSVP; $10 for observers
| CounterPULSE
2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Join the forefront of collaborative innovation between the Bay Area’s vibrant art and tech communities at Kinetech Arts’ annual Dance Hack Day, a non-profit event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies. Combining a traditional hackathon with a dance ...
Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

2016 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Saturday, December 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Historical Railway Society
2016 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Santa is back. Their 2016 Winter Open House and Train Show will happen December 10th & 11th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. Their G&O crew will be running full steam ahead in the back yard with some exciting holiday themed trains and out ...
Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Saturday, December 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $15-25 per attendee per event.
| Martin Griffin Preserve
Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Celebrate the season and winter solstice at ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve. Create beautiful arts & crafts, observe winter water birds, and get inspired with nature-based entertainment for families and people of all ages. Enjoy hot tea, coffee, and apple cider and do your holiday shopping ...
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
The Annual EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest) is a chill hang zone for buying, trading and collaborating with zine, comics, DIY, and publishing comrades in the East Bay. 2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Berkeley City ...
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Venue Oakland
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
From the sparkling zine community of The Bay Area, the 7th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) invites you to immerse yourself within a ballroom of zine mania. EBABZ will feature over 60 vendors selling zines, comics, books, art, and workshops led ...
The Crucible’s GIFTY Winter Open House | Oakland
The Crucible's GIFTY Winter Open House | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 10-11, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 10, 2016. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem. And just so ...
Earthquakes Winterfest: 10 Tons of Snow & Holiday Activities | San Jose
Earthquakes Winterfest: 10 Tons of Snow & Holiday Activities | San Jose
The holidays will hit San Jose in full force on Saturday, Dec.10 as the San Jose Earthquakes will host the first-ever Winterfest at Avaya Stadium. The holiday-themed festival will run from noon through 5 p.m. and will feature more than 10 tons of snow and ...
“Healthy Food, Healthy You” Healthy Eating Series | SSF Library
Saturday, December 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library

Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills ...

Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Good Hop
Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
SF Bay Area’s 4th Annual Krampus Krawl is upon us again. The SF Bay Area Krampus Krawl was conceived by three friends’ admiration for the European Krampuslaufs, and mixed with a group of craft beer enthusiasts with a penchant for bar crawls Gather at The Good ...
“Saturdays Unplugged” Hanukkah Party & Hula Dancing Lessons | JCCSF
Saturday, December 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of SF
Come for the play date, stay for the live music. Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon of fun activities and happy hour (for adults). Free • All are welcome Saturday, December 10: Hanukkah 3:00 pm: Activities Dreidel Games Tot Spot (ages 1 – 3) Storytime ...
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances. ‎14th Annual ...
Unsilent Night 2016: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2016: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will ...
2016 Misfit Toy Factory: Live Artmaking & Workshops | Mission
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
2016 Misfit Toy Factory: Live Artmaking & Workshops | Mission
Join the misfits for a night of mayhem and making, and get your holiday shopping done in style at the 6th Annual Misfit Toy Factory, a one-night live art-making event featuring over 40 artists making sculptures, toys, and giftables onsite in the gallery space at Root ...
9th Annual “Zoo Lights” Jingle Tails | Oakland Zoo
9th Annual
Free, but an RSVP and a food donation are required to get free admission to the Oakland Zoo. This year’s much anticipated ZooLights will feature larger-than-life, energy-efficient LED light displays and holiday music at more than 120 animal structures. Thanks to ZooLights’ green technology, you can enjoy the festivities and ...
2016 Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks | Sausalito
Saturday, December 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gabrielson Park
2016 Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks | Sausalito
Bundle up along the waterfront for the annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade. Typically, you’ll see 40 decorated and lighted boats compete for prizes followed by a winter fireworks show. 29th Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 6 pm: Boat Parade – 7:30 pm: ...
2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center
Saturday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Davies Symphony Hall
2016

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from December 2-18, 2016. In 2016, they have increased the number of concerts to 22 versus 19 last year. “Holiday Fanfare” performers will come from the Brass Quintets and Carolers from the ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Final Day: Tony Award-Winning Play “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer | Eureka Theatre
Saturday, December 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, by entering the discount code FUNCHEAP2016 when you register online.
| Eureka Theatre
Final Day: Tony Award-Winning Play

Theatre Rhinoceros presents “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer, an explosive play about suppressed sexuality that took critics and audiences by storm. “EQUUS” is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence. The series starts on November ...

Sunday, December 11

December Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, December 11 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
December Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, December 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Sunday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa
Sunday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa

Continuing a tradition and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park bring you Very Vegan Sundays. We’ll have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. Join up with hundreds of fellow vegans at a monthly series at SoMa StrEat ...

The Crucible’s GIFTY Winter Open House | Oakland
The Crucible's GIFTY Winter Open House | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 10-11, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...